3-D Printing Tackles Cancer

Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are developing tiny injectable three dimensional printed devices to deliver medicine to cancerous tumors inside the human body. Let’s take a behind the scenes look at how these devices are conceptualized in the lab.

SciTech Now Episode 520

In this episode of SciTech Now, Tiny injectable devices fighting cancer; decoding NASA’s time capsule; Drones exploring the Antarctic; and tools to learn coding.

The Naked Truth About Mole Rats

Naked Mole Rats. They might not be the cutest animals, but Scientists are hopeful these Rodents could hold important answers about the aging process and cancer resistance.

Fighting drug-resistant cancers with mathematical modeling

Scientists have made great strides in developing drugs to fight cancer. But some cancers have now become resistant to drug therapies. In this segment we meet researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who are using mathematical modeling to help fight drug-resistant cancers.

SciTech Now Episode 405

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into the scientific side effects of Superstorm Sandy; the development of a blight-resistant American chestnut tree; meet researchers in Tampa, Florida who are using mathematical modeling to help fight drug-resistant cancers; and a biologist studying seahorse pregnancy.

SciTech Now Episode 315

In this episode of SciTech Now, from cell phones to espresso machines, smart devices are doubling as personal assistants; Bailey McCann discusses the future of fingerprinting technology; Dr. Katherine Luker is working tirelessly to answer the question: what is breast cancer?; and proton therapy is a new, less invasive, way to combat cancer.

What is breast cancer?

At the Luker lab in Detroit, Michigan, scientists are trying to answer a very tough question: what is breast cancer? Since each person’s cancer is unique, Dr. Luker has developed a software to visualize the interaction of healthy cells and cancerous cells in each individual patient.

Combatting cancer with proton therapy

Health care professionals at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center in Orlando are implementing proton therapy as a new way to combat cancer. Compared to traditional radiation treatments, proton therapy is far more precise in focusing radiation, which is critical in treating brain and spine cancer.

Using video games to cope with chronic pain

A growing body of research highlights the numerous cognitive benefits of playing video games. Now, researchers at the American Pain Society are saying that video games can even help alleviate pain.  As a result an increasing number of organizations are getting video games in to the hands of patients undergoing medical treatments.

Closing the gap between doctors and patients

A trip to the doctor can be confusing for patients unfamiliar with medical industry terms. In Southern California, doctors and educators are committed to bridging this divide by studying the science behind clear communication.